Our clinic has been servicing the community and county since 1943! The range of practice includes both tiny and huge animals with 6 veterinarians available. Every animal we care for receives up-to-date, quality care by compassionate, dedicated people. Our hospital was designed for the comfort and well-being of your animal. We have huge animal facilities and accept haul-ins.


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  City Tumwater, WA
  Zip Code 98501
  Address 7248 Capitol Boulevard Southeast
  Phone Number (360) 943-8144

From Our Website

Here at Deschutes Animal Clinic, we are pleased to have a large amount of veterinary services available for our patients. We are proud to be able to serve Tumwater, WA and our surrounding communities to give your pet the best care that they deserve! Our in-house laboratory allows us to perform an array of diagnostic tests that help us care for your pet. This ranges from simple laboratory tests to more complex diagnostic tools that help us in treating your pet. We will communicate with you about the things you need to know before, during, and after your pets' surgery.


Small Animal Medicine refers to the treatment and diagnosis of smaller animals, such as dogs and cats but also many other species of animals. Our staff is highly trained and experienced in how to care for small animals like dogs and cats, as well as exotic and pocket pets. Working with animals is our passion and we strive to provide the highest level of care possible for your pets. Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys and has the potential to seep into your pet's bloodstream.


Kristin Ripka, DVM - Attended Washington State University for both undergraduate work and veterinary medicine. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2009, and started working at Deschutes shortly thereafter. Forming strong, long-term bonds with her clients and their pets as a general practitioner has been her life-long dream. Her interests in veterinary medicine lay mostly in small animal surgery and internal medicine. In her spare time, Kristin enjoys hiking, reading, traveling (stateside and internationally), and spending time with her dog, Chester.


At Deschutes Animal Clinic, you can expect state of the art medical care for your pet. We believe in nurturing the human-pet bond and creating a harmonious relationship between people and pets. You can expect to be greeted by a courteous receptionist, clean exam rooms, friendly doctors, and caring technicians. We appreciate the role we get to play in your pets' health care. If you have any questions or comments about how we can care for your pet, please contact us today at (360) 943-8144.